Young Man with Hat, 1981 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

Young Man with Hat, 1981 by Grace Graupe-Pillard


Young Man with Hat, 1981
Charcoal on Arches paper, 30 x 22 inches

Born in New York City in the 1940s, Grace Graupe-Pillard is a child of Holocaust survivors. She is a painter, public artist, videographer and educator whose work reflects her experience of the contemporary world—both virtually and literally. A feminist since the early 70s her work has been informed, she says, by “the pathos and struggle of the refugee experience and being a woman artist”. For many years, her subjects are often ordinary people who she finds beautiful and she continues to shine a light on the oppressed, the disposessed and the horrors of war.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions throughout the country including
The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton NJ,  P.S. 1, Long Island City NY, Bass Museum, Miami Beach FL, Indianapolis Museum, IN, The Maier Museum, Lynchburg VA, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield CT, The Drawing Center, NYC, Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC, and The National Academy Museum, NYC.

Solo exhibitions  include Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago IL, The Proposition, NYC, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC, The Frist Museum, Nashville TN, and Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA.

Grace’s work has been written about  in ArtForum, Art in America, Art News, NY Times, The Star Ledger of NJ, TimeOut NY, Flash Art, Huffington Post, Women’s Voices for Change, Vice Creators Project, and Hyperallergic among others.

Read more about Grace Graupe-Pillard’s many bodies of work in this informative Huffington Post article.

And for more, visit Grace’s website.

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